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Music Dictionary's and Encyclopedia
Below are links to online music dictionary's. Utilize these sites to look up specific musical terms and information. Tip: these websites are also helpful for adding details to your music flashcards.
Music-Dictionary.org - just type in the musical word or term and the definition will be displayed.
Classics for Kids Interactive Music Dictionary - just look up the musical word or term and you can read the definition as well as listen to examples of it in music. This site also has information about composers and music "games" so take a look!
Wikipedia, Instrument Encyclopedia -Wikipedia is a great resource for music! Click on the link and you will find a comprehensive list of instruments, each with a dedicated webpage housing additional information.
Educational Music Apps
There are a variety of excellent educational apps for your smartphone or tablet. Please check back as more apps will be added!
Classical Masterpieces - this app contains great recordings of 20 masterpieces as well as a biography of each composer.
Music Flash Class - your music flash cards, only electronically!
Music Tutor Free, Sight Reading Improver - a nice app for practicing your sight reading.
NoteWorks Free - focuses on a fun approach for learning to read music.
Relative Pitch Lite - great for practicing your listening skills. In the training mode, you can select the interval you would like to hear and it will play it back to you.
Rhythm Cat Lite - a nice FREE app designed to help you learn musical rhythms.
Soundsnips - learn more about classical music and its composers as you listen to the music
Steinway Metronome App - if you are in need of a metronome, this is your solution. This app is FREE and will help you stay on tempo.
Radio Stations and Podcasts
It's important to listen to classical music as it will inspire and motivate the musician in everyone! Below are some radio stations as well as some educational podcasts where you can learn more about music:
Classical Minutes - Yael Weiss, a renowned pianist, leads motivational podcasts discussing the day-to-day life of a professional musician with inspiring topics to keep you focused and inspired for music.
Classical Music in America - This podcast discusses classical music and its impact on America. An informative, yet easy to listen to series.
KQAC 89.9 Portland's Classical Music Station - an excellent station to listen to on your radio or online.
Lisztonian: Classical Piano Music - A great podcast with recordings of piano pieces from all eras and styles. On the website, read information about each recording; when you subscribe to the feed, you can download old recordings to your station and create your very own list of favorite pieces. Click on the link above to learn more!
Local Performing Arts
One great way to enhance your knowledge of the arts is to attend local music, theatrical and ballet performances. Below are some organizations worth watching: